Marsh & McLennan Companies Reviews

Updated 20 August 2014
Updated 20 August 2014
299 Reviews

3.2
299 Reviews
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Marsh & McLennan Companies President & CEO Daniel S. Glaser
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90 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great Benefits, Work life balance depending on the department, name brand recognition (in 26 reviews)

  • Good benefits and paid time off is generous (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Noone is recognized except top producers ands senior management (in 13 reviews)

  • long hours and not the best management structure in place (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Very stressful

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Louisville, KY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY (US)

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Large company with great benefits. The holiday schedule is great. The amount of vacation, sick and floating holidays is great.

    Cons

    Management stinks. Working for a large company leaves some of us falling through the cracks.
    The company advocates transparency but there are things going on the department I work in that if higher ups were to find out they would probably blow a gasket.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to who you hire and what they bring to the table. If all they bring is drama and problems perhaps you shouldn't hire them. Someone with some college or a college degree should only be considered for this job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Large Company, With a Large Company pace towards Technology

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Work life balance depending on the department, name brand recognition

    Cons

    If you work in the IT/Software groups within MMC, you can become very frustrated with the red tape when trying to infuse change. Compensation is OK. Expenditures are very conservative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Those in IT/Software groups within MMC need to be empowered and given the opportunity for creativity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Former Employee of 17 yrs.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Client Representative
    Former Employee - Senior Client Representative

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Access to high profile Fortune 100 clients. Great co-workers with wide range of experience. Good benefits and paid time off is generous.

    Cons

    Outsourcing duties such as Accounts Payable to INDIA. Constant changes to software. Trying to produce an invoice and get it turned around within a day is almost impossible. Too much red tape! Below average raises for mid-tier employees. Communication from top to bottom is poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop re-inventing systems Mdoc's etc...every 3-4 yrs. A new platfort/system will roll out but still has kinks that need to be fixed and little support to fix it in a timely fashion. Bring back jobs to the US so that when you do need to speak to someone in accounts payable that you can understand their English. Reward those employees that go above and beyond (more then a 3% raise!).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    None

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Insurance Broker  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Insurance Broker in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Stable organization. Clean and safe facilities.

    Cons

    Focus on market performance is obsessive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward the employees - loosen up the purse strings for the broking staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Employees are asked to do more and more, for the same salary.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and working hours

    Cons

    Work overload, too much to do, not enough time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember those who perform the "grunt work"

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Do not value their employees

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    Former Employee - Processing Specialist  in  Las Vegas, NV (US)
    Former Employee - Processing Specialist in Las Vegas, NV (US)

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The starting pay for individuals without any experience in a brokerage firm is competitive.

    Cons

    They DO NOT offer annual raises or cost of living adjustments, despite what they say in the interview process. It is extremely difficult to advance and they, again despite what they claim, DO NOT value education or pay more for higher education.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company needs to unite. There is a "us versus them" attitude between the client advisers (sales) and the operations community. The sales side receives bonuses, raises, and a higher base pay, whereas the operations side is told that they are lucky to have a position and do not merit additional pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    its ok, not the worst job in the world

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    Current Employee - Local Technology Coordinator  in  Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Local Technology Coordinator in Saint Louis, MO (US)

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    decent pay, nice boss, lots of PTO , ok benifits, pension plan

    Cons

    not exposed to enough new tech

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Salary Good, but too internally focused

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    Current Employee - Client Advisor  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Client Advisor in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Salary is good, local management is great, but corporate focus on internal processes and procedures makes client service a secondary goal, if that. Driven to automate to drive down costs and increase shareholder value.

    Cons

    Internal focus, lack of support, systems that do not work but employees are encouraged and rewarded for saying that they do. Spin machine in full use at all times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to what Marsh was known for. Superior people, superior service, and work-life balance for colleagues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Pay, Poor Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Policy Analyst  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Policy Analyst in Austin, TX (US)

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Worked for Marsh Inc. as a Policy Reviewer for a new hub opening in Austin. Attention to detail demanding, okay folks, benefits and pay were great.

    Cons

    Unfortunate power plays and politics between departments and hubs, their inability to communicate caused a failing and closure of the hub.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Solidify policies and practices before instituting a new department and foster communication and compliance between QA and review departments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great experience but unorganized company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Several co-workers were very good at what they do
    Compensation was competitive

    Cons

    Unorganized management at corporate level
    Technology was terrible - prohibited an efficient working environment
    Negative attitude amongst employees - not very happy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage workloads accordingly
    More team building - everyone seems to be caught up in there work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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